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June 24, 2020 :


Future 2020 Closures: 

We expect further road closures in the summer of 2020 to allow for the safe and efficient progress of our projects. We understand and apologize for the inconvenience during these essential works and thank all our residents and visitors for your patience.

We will hold public meetings with the business community and residents before the summer to finalize our traffic and parking plans based on your input. We will provide further information on all the closures below as soon as it is available, and through all our other communications tools.

Please note that any schedule projections are based upon the best available information at the time of publication. In this way we endeavor to assist residents and businesses in planning but schedules may change, subject to ground conditions, delivery of materials and other unforeseen circumstances.

Anticipated Closures:

2020 WATER AND SEWER UPGRADE PROJECTS



Comprehensive assessments of our water and sewer infrastructure have identified necessary upgrades to both condition and capacity, including our new pumphouse and water treatment equipment on 5th Avenue and soon,  the associated reservoirs. 

City of Dawson and Government of Yukon have been working together to implement these over the last several years. Funding has been provided by Government of Canada, Government of Yukon and the City of Dawson.

Through this page we provide you with the latest updates and information on when any necessary disruption to services, access or roads will occur. These are being minimized and impacted property owners will also be contacted directly.

For further information please email projectinfo@cityofdawson.ca, follow our Facebook page or call us at 867-993-3792.

Please note that when we provide scheduling projections these are based upon the best available information at the time of publication. In this way we endeavour to assist residents and businesses in planning but schedules may change, subject to ground conditions, delivery of materials and other unforeseen circumstances.

Naturally Occurring Asbestos

While preparing for the projects, the Government of Yukon learned that natural asbestos may be present in some soil samples in the Dawson area.

The government hired an industrial hygienist to develop an asbestos exposure control plan, which has been included as an addendum to the tenders for these projects. Companies will have to provide asbestos-mitigation plans that meet the requirements of the asbestos exposure control plan – as well as the Occupational Hygiene regulations of the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Board – to protect their workers and the public while the projects are being built.

Naturally Occurring Asbestos

Asbestos Exposure Control Plan


EXPECTED 2020 PROJECTS

Funded by Clean Water Wastewater Fund

All contracts awarded to P.S. Sidhu Trucking

1. Water and Sewer Upgrades – 5th Avenue

    a. From Pincess Street to Harper Street

    b. From Harper Street to Craig Street

We will increase the size (diameter) of the sanitary sewer pipes, which are currently undersized for the existing and future wastewater flows. This increased capacity will accommodate the full flow from the York Street Lift Station force main and relieve venting issues on Sixth Avenue.

Water mains are being replaced on 5th Avenue between Church and Princess Street with larger diameter pipes because the current pipes are undersized for current and future demand.

We are extending the storm sewer along 5th Avenue from Turner Street to Minto Park to alleviate surface drainage issues in this area.

2. Water and Sewer Upgrades – 3rd Avenue

From Albert Street to King Street

We will replace the sanitary sewer because inspection reports have indicated severe sagging and deformities in the existing pipe.

For both projects you can expect:

  • Installation of water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer piping buried under the roadway.
  • Installation of new service connections from the mains to property lines, and for some public   buildings, from the mains right to the buildings.
  • Road closures and traffic re-routing; large and deep excavations; heavy equipment and people working in trenches; gravel hauling; temporary water and sewer service interruptions; temporary alternate accesses; material storage onsite (pipes and manholes and other materials); landscaping and sidewalk restoration at end of job.

Other Ongoing Maintenance

There may be ongoing construction work around town to complete projects and to maintain infrastructure around town. If this maintenance affects traffic flow or businesses, we will give as much notice as possible.

Road Closure Maps 


For further information please email projectinfo@cityofdawson.ca, follow our Facebook page or call us at 867-993-3792.

These closures will be completed in segments such that only one intersection will be closed at any one time.
A special parking plan for Robert Service School will be published nearer the date.